WAW-15FF72: Post Medieval coin: 1000 Reis of Peter II

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Unique ID: WAW-15FF72

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete gold Post Medieval quarter Moeda with a value of 1000 Reis of Peter II (Dom Pedro II) of Portugal (AD 1648-1706). Coin is dated to AD 1703. Mint uncertain. 

A comparable example of the coin recorded on the PAS database is: WAW-F4673D. The coin has been bent into an S-shape suggesting its use as a love token. See PAS record FAKL-8FB157 for a full discussion on love tokens.

The dimensions are as follows: 17mm in diameter and 2.59g in weight. 


Photographs and dimensions kindly supplied by the finder during the Coivd-19 period of social distancing. 

Evidence of reuse: Love token

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1703
Period of reuse: POST MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.59 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th October 2020

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Milled
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Peter II of Portugal
Type: gold coin the post-medieval Kings of Portugal
Obverse description: Crowned arms of Portugal.
Obverse inscription: PETRVS. II. D. G. P. ET. ALG. REX
Reverse description: Short cross pattee with quatrefoils in each angle. Quatrefoil stops in legend.
Reverse inscription: IN HOC SIGNO VINCES 1703
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Rugby (District)
Parish or ward: Leamington Hastings (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4566
Four figure Latitude: 52.29029874
Four figure longitude: -1.34166722
1:25K map: SP4566
1:10K map: SP46NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WAW
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